The platform for modern recruiting.

Software Engineer at Gem

San Francisco, CA
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

Gem’s mission is to enable companies to build relationships with top talent. Gone are the days when recruiting teams relied on inbound applications. The best companies are proactively engaging with talent months or even years before they’re ready to interview. Gem powers this new wave of recruiting by helping everyone involved in recruiting coordinate and work better together.

Our engineering team is focused on our customers and prioritizes velocity. We would rather iterate on a new feature in collaboration with a trusted customer than develop functionality in isolation from end users. Although changing priorities can be thrashy, we attribute our current success to our responsiveness to the needs of our customers.

Our technology stack is configured with velocity in mind. GraphQL, AWS, and Python are just a few of the technologies we use to enable velocity. Reliability and consistency are also very important to us. We sync millions of emails, resumes, and applications and rely on that information to inform our customers (has anyone on the team reached out to this person?) and services (should we send a follow-up email?).

Read more about our company values: Responsibilities Build features that make recruiting teams feel super-powered
Collaborate with teammates to identify solutions with the right trade-offs Participate in code and design reviews Work closely with sales to understand customer pain points and opportunities for features and improvements Build infrastructure to handle metadata for millions of candidates

Why you should join Gem

Gem is building the platform for modern recruiting. Our software empowers recruiters to source and engage with candidates at scale, and gives talent leaders analytics and end-to-end visibility into the recruiting funnel. Our customers are savvy recruiting teams from industry-leading companies — like Slack, Pinterest, and Peloton — who understand that getting the best talent in the market is key to maintaining their competitive advantage.

Backed by Accel, Greylock and Y Combinator, Gem has gotten enormous traction since we began going to market in 2018.